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Orienteering and BBQ Picnic

July 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Vasona Lake Country Park
333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos
CA 95032

X marks the spot! Join Pack 61 for a fun afternoon of orienteering, bbq’ing, and games!

Date/time: July 14, 2019, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Vasona Lake County Park / 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, 95032

Picnic area for supply drop-off and orienteering meeting point: Raintree Group Site

RSVP BY JULY 10 and sign up for a potluck item at

Next Sunday, join us for our second Pack-tivity of the summer, a fun afternoon of orienteering, bbq’ing, and games. If your Scout participates in one event each month of summer, they’ll qualify for a summertime award pin. Each rank has a different color pin – so be sure to collect them all! Siblings and potential future Scouts are welcome to attend all summer Pack-tivities.

Orienteering teaches skills and it’s fun! Originally used as a training exercise for military officers, the sport blends the sport of cross country running with the skill of map & compass navigation. Scouts will learn all the skills and knowledge required to complete a popular course that was created in 2012 as part of an Eagle Scout project. After orienteering, we’ll enjoy a bbq lunch, a water balloon fight, and a kid-friendly kickball game featuring Scouts vs Akelas! Families are also welcome to explore the many beautiful park amenities including a train ride and boat rentals (paddle and row boats). The lake also offers fishing for black bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill.

The pack will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and buns. Families should bring water, sunscreen, a compass (if you have one), a blanket, favorite lawns games for your immediate family, and an item to share.

Please RSVP by July July 10 on Scoutbook so we can track Scout’s progress towards the summertime award! Please also RSVP on Signup Genius, so we can get an exact head count and you can make a volunteer election:

Schedule of Events:

11:00 – Drop off your supplies at the Raintree picnic area and meet up with our orienteering leads
11:30 – Orienteering and grilling begins! Scouts will head off to the orienteering course and chefs will begin working the grills. Look for Shabbir Suterwala (orienteering) and Nicole Pedersen (grills).
1:00 – Lunch is served!
1:45 – Water balloon fight
2:00 – Kickball game

Parking Tip – The Raintree picnic area is at the back of the park. It will probably be easier to unload your car if you park near the picnic area, and not near one of the many playground structures. Please note that there is a $6 vehicle entry fee to drive into the park.

Here’s a link to a view of the picnic area:

If you have any questions, please email Nicole Pedersen at nicolerpedersen©gmail•com. Day of you can text 650-400-5450.

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